I already mentioned desktop version of [UFO: X-COM Defence]
Also there is open-source [Android port]
of the game. In today’s post i would like to recommend you an extended modification called [OpenXcom Extended]
. Mod offers plenty of improvements over the original version including neat touchscreen controls [!].
Download [OpenXcom Extended]
||| [direct link to v7.8] Download original DOS [game cache]
||| [mega.nz] Extract downloaded archive into SDcard/OpenXcom folder Run game launcher and point it to newly created folder Check the plethora of settings provided by the game Now you can shot alien scum wherever you want!
UPDATED ON: 2023-03-16
If you like pixel art quests and [cyberpunk]
atmosphere here is a good suggestion: [Technobabylon]
. Game is published by Wadjet Eye Games previously known for brilliant [Gemini Rue]
. In brief: detailed dialogue lines, immersive atmosphere, cool design aesthetics.
Music composer is Nathan Allen Pinard, who is also known for immersive soundtrack for Gemini Rue. So you won’t be disappointed in terms of musical vibes. I think that 50% of game’s atmospere comes from music.
is a cult 3D shooter developed by EpicMegaGames back in the 1998. Game unfairly received much less attention comparing to well-known Half-life, despite: more beautiful computer graphics, more atmospheric soundtrack and better overall design. One of the first games to implement 32-bit color and complex illumination.
Reason: game was more demanding on system resources. Pentium II with at least 128Mb of ram and powerful GFX accelerator were mandatory requirements.
There are three main configuration files, which are controlling Fallout engine.
ddraw.ini ◄ main configuration file f2_res.ini ◄ settings for high resolution patch fallout2.cfg ◄ classic settings file from 90s [preserved for compatibility almost depricated for now] Here i’ll mention the most important setttings, which can come in handy for almost every Fallout player out there. Provided tweaks will be useful not only for essential [Fallout 2 Restoration Project]
, but for other Fallout like games like [Nevada]
and [Olympus 2207]
Previoulsy i already mentioned [some Fallout related stuff]
. But today i’ve decided to rework post in a more comprehensive way, just to be sure that i squeezed all possible information from Fallout universe. FALLOUT GAMES
Fallout games list in chronological order. Only classic Fallout games, no modern stuff.
 ◄ Prequel to Fallout 1. Very large and quality game with complete new storyline, adds some new mechanics.
is an excellent cyberpunk graphic adventure game made by [Joshua Nuernberger]
. Game, which brings immersive atmosphere of 90s quest to your flat LCD screen. IN GAME SCREEN
OFFICIAL TRAILER BEAUTIFUL SOUNDTRACK BY [NATHAN ALLEN PINARD]
Imagery by spacedrone808
is an ultra high-quality remaster of [classic DOOM]
vastly improved graphics and sound extremely intense action insane amounts of blood, death animations, dismemberments, headshots, executions, fire and explosion particles, flares countless settings and tweakable parameters and much more [Hi-Q music mod]
► goes great with Brutal Doom and enhance it’s violent atmosphere even more. Music pack aims to create a Metal experience. Every original midi song of the game has been replaced by remakes using real instruments.
UPDATED ON: 2022-04-27 Added Even More Contraptions
Excellent time killing game with a noticeable profit to grey matter of your brain. Game where every click is satisfactory.
I recommend to acquire [The Incredible Machine Mega Pack]
released by GOG store, which includes 4 game parts in a one solid package. My favourite is [Incredible Machine III]
for Windows 95/3.X.
░▒▓█LIKE IT FOR NEAT PIXEL PERFECT SVGA GRAPHICS█▓▒░
GAMEPLAY PERSONAL CAMCODER SAMPLE
is well known for [Command & Conqueror]
soundtrack released back in a mid 90s. He brought awesome progressive sound to PC platform, which was pretty innovative especially after FM bleeps’n’blops of the 80s era.
Don’t get me wrong, i don’t have anything against frequency modulation in games. [UFO X-COM: Enemy Unknown]
is an excellent example of how music should be done when you are squeezed by multiple limitations like waveform shapes, file size and so on.
No bla-bla-bla here. Just a little breakdown of best computer games ever.
[X-COM: Enemy Unknown]
[Transport Tycoon Deluxe]
[Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl]
[The Incredible Machine III]
If you would like to play these games on modern computer you are in luck, coz most of them were forked to open-source or remastered versions.
/ Extended version
[Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl OGSR]
[Civilization II:Test of Time]
[Diablo II: Resurrected]
And yeah, no cyberpunk 2077 here.
As you may already noticed i like to give a reference to Microprose games. Previous posts covered masterpieces like [UFO: X-Com]
and [Civilization II]
And i’m doing that on purpose. Games of the past primarily relied on solid and very high-quality storylines. Back in the day processing power of computer was quite limited and developers can’t offer breath-taking graphics. So they have to use head to output quality entertainment product.
Sky Force is a neat vertical shmup on Android to kill your time on boring job. Excellent graphics and solid demoscene soundtrack of Reloaded remaster a bit spoiled by developer’s greed, coz game balance is tuned for purchasing stuff via real money. But if you are ok to play without microtransactions and slow progress is acceptable for you, then game is highly recommended. Of cource it can’t be compared with [Jets’n’Guns]
or classical [Tyrain]
, but anyways it is worth of mentioning here and can be counted as decent time killer.
Seen marvellous [UFO X-Com]
? So, here is another masterpiece by Microprose then.
In my childhood i was obsessed by [Civilization I]
, which can be played in plain DOS only. Game graphics was very pixel sketchy and forced the brain to complete imaginary world by myself. Many sand was spilled across the sand-glass. There are VI parts of the game to date!
of the game was released back in 1996.
UPDATED ON: 2022-04-03
Modern version of classic Diablo II with fully revamped graphics. [Official system requirements]
doesn’t mention mighty Windows 7. To my surprise I was able to run game on Windows 7 x64 ESU without any problems. If some of you experiencing difficulties in launching game just grab hacked DirectX 12 libs and place them into the root of game folder. [DOWNLOAD DIRECTX 12 FILE PACK]
GAMEPLAY SAMPLE SECRET #1: TO UNDO ANNOYING LOBBY MUSIC JUST DO ONE-TIME CTRL+M HIT
Not long ago i’ve told about [Diablo I modification]
. Now it is time for something not so vintage. Diablo II to be precise.
As you may know even the latest expansion set Lord of Destruction didn’t brought screen resolutions greater than 800x600. And when you play it on a 30" inch screen monitor with width resolution of 2560 pixels it looks kinda blurry. There are couple of patches, which brought higher resolutions, but unluckily all of them don’t work with latest version of game: 1.
Of course you can buy an excellent hard rock by [The Gone Jackals]
. But if you are huntin’ for original in-game tunes and hunger to have them as MP3 files you’ve come to right place. Soundtrack is simply stunning. But there are no separate music files which embedded into main data file. It can’t be open via standard 7-Zip. We are in luck coz we have excellent ultility to extract music from some classic quests based upon Moai and Buddha engines.
UPDATED ON: 2022-03-16
Recently i’ve stumbled upon very neat modification, which is based around [Hellfire]
[another Diablo I expansion set]. It is supported by a small amount of enthusiasts, forging game internals right from 2007 till current 2022.
Very high replayability Revamped character classes, with additional sub-classes Extended perks and traits system New game mechanics and craft system New weapon sets New music High resolution support Convenient comparison tools Auto money picker Custom settings Multiple game difficulties And much more… Some real life experience.